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The R-Rating As a Selling Point: When Films Become Preoccupied With Their Rating

The R-Rating As a Selling Point: When Films Become Preoccupied With Their Rating

We’ve seen this become increasingly more common. A reboot, a remake, or just as a counter to other films in the genre, there comes a desire to market a film as being (almost rebelliously) R rated. This weekend in fact, sees a prime example. Guillermo Del Toro made an enjoyable Hellboy in 2004. It might not have been as violent as some of the comic book incarnations (and given it was such a cult property, the decision to go pg-13 made logical sense). He made an even more enjoyable sequel. Visually dazzling, engaging, wry, witty and imaginative. Were Hellboy fans left feeling particularly short-changed? I never got that sense generally. Did the ‘soft’ rating leave them wishing that HB was a bit fruitier with his language and a bit more violent in his dispatching of villains? I never particularly got that sense either.

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72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival Poster Pays Tribute to the Late Agnes Varda

72nd Annual Cannes Film Festival Poster Pays Tribute to the Late Agnes Varda

Obscure 'Star Wars' Cosplay of a Boom Mic Operator in the Tunisian desert

Obscure 'Star Wars' Cosplay of a Boom Mic Operator in the Tunisian desert